Huawei to release smart watch at MWC; Broadcom to release LTE chips for cheap phones

Quick news from around the Web.

> Broadcom said it plans to release LTE chips for inexpensive smartphones. Article

> The mobile game "Clash of Clans" appears to be generating $5 million per day in revenues, according to a reported hack of the game's developer. Article

> Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has given up his quest to push Apple to release some of its cash to investors. Article

> A judge blasted Apple for questioning Samsung's "foreignness." Article

> The telecommunications and Internet industries are anxiously awaiting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's next moves on net neutrality. Article

> Apple plans to employ 700 full-time workers at its new plant in Arizona. Article

> Lenovo is expanding its smartphone sales in Africa. Article

> LinkedIn has killed the Intro feature on its iPhone app. Article

> Huawei said it will unveil a smart watch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Verizon Wireless' 700 MHz LTE cell site is the latest victim of interference from fluorescent lights. Article

> Backing its claim that the telco cloud is ready for commercial use, Nokia Solutions and Networks is rolling out a standardized telco cloud management software solution. Article

> Aeroflex said it acquired Shenick Network Systems in a bid to boost its market position in wireless infrastructure test equipment. Article

Telecom News

> Arcep, France's telecom regulator, is relying on a new working group to address the emerging fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) concept, which allows for 200 Mbps speeds and above over existing copper by driving fiber very close to a subscriber's home or premises. Article

> Utah has become the latest municipal broadband battleground as the state is looking at a new law that could inhibit the growth of public-based municipal broadband networks. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV is bulking up on its Weather Channel replacement with local content and a severe weather channel. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone has joined other carriers in the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a consortium of mobile operators participating in technology discussions around the Linux-based operating system. Article

> Portugal Telecom said its planned merger with Brazil's Oi will be completed in the second quarter and it does not expect any major obstacles from minority shareholders or regulators, according to CEO Henrique Granadeiro. Article

And finally… The developer of the mobile game "Flappy Bird" has pulled the app after generating huge sales. Article

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